The Gillette Wild had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Helena Bighorns.
Gillette was paced by Cade Boreing, who registered one goal. Boreing scored 16:16 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Gillette. Jack Cleaver assisted on the tally.
Gillette additionally got points from Trent Dillinger, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Alex King, who also grabbed two goals and one assist. Gillette also got a goal from TJ McMinn as well. More assists for Gillette came via Trevor Ruiz, who had one, Brandon Beard, who had two, and Dalton McCann, who had three.
Helena excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Bighorns were held below their usual level of production. Helena puts an average of 5.0 pucks into the net per game. The Bighorns\’ defense was uncharacteristically lax during the game. Helena gives up 1.9 goal per game.
The Bighorns were led by Matt Mohar, who scored the team\’s only goal. Mohar scored on the power play 18:02 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Gillette. Brandt Miller picked up the assist.
Alex Feese recorded 22 saves for the Wild. Gillette incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Helena took out Grant Martens after he had made 15 saves and installed Alex Kruger in goal, where he finished with seven saves and the loss. The Bighorns incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.